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“What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences — and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.” –Oprah Winfrey 

When the year began, I set my intentions. I wanted to write more, get my work in more publications, begin helping others follow their dreams, travel, and be a more hands-on mom. I wanted to set an example for women, and especially moms, about what is possible when you put your heart and your mind into living the life you want. Six months later and I’m well on my way to meeting and exceeding those intentions.

The funny part? Once I committed myself to my goals — even though it was scary — God began opening doors for me in ways I would have never imagined. Now I write regularly for both online and print publications, I’ve added another stamp to my passport, my son and I have a great time exploring our city on weekends, and I’m beginning to inspire and help others follow their dreams.

Two years ago I never would have imagined my life would be like this, but as Oprah said, our lives are a multi-part miniseries. Things change, drama happens, sometimes things don’t quite go our way, but if we learn from our challenges, keep our eyes focused on our goals, and remain open to experiences that come our way, we can and will enjoy our life.

Happy Tuesday!  

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  • Great post and awesome picture!

  • jwill1

    Short but sweet and very timely! I have recently taken on the the same mode of thinking… setting a goal of returning to school by spring of next year, participating in more non-profit work and becoming a more involved mother and I find it exciting when I see doors begin to open solely based on my mental commitment and physical follow-through. One of my favorite quotes is, “You Are What You Think”.

    BTW – love the pic, it’s has been my twitter background for sometime now.